Storing Spices

Storing Spices in Mason Jars with Chalk Labels 4

When we moved into our house last fall, I decided to change up our spice storage. We had previously been using magnetic canisters on the side of the fridge but now that I had actual cabinet space to store our spices in, I wanted something with a little more capacity and a better seal, so we wouldn’t keep accidentally spilling our spices on the counter.

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So I went to Pinterest for ideas and found this. Glass jars with chalkboard painted lids for labeling. I already loved using mason jars to store my dry food in, so I was pretty sure they’d be perfect for my spices too.

I gathered all my small mason jars and spray painted the lids with Krylon’s Chalkboard Spray Paint. I gave them four to five light coats letting them dry for 10-15 minutes in between each one. After allowing the paint to fully cure overnight I conditioned the chalkboard surface with regular white chalk and got a chalk marker for labeling the spices so it wouldn’t smudge like regular chalk as we used them.

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I love that the mason jars are big enough that I don’t have to store any bulk spices for refilling smaller containers anymore, which makes my life easier. The wide mouth mason jars are easy to fill up and measure from too.

This was such a simple upgrade (I already owned most of the jars and the chalkboard spray paint was leftover from another project) but it works so much better for us. Cooking and baking take so much less time when you don’t have to spend it filling up empty spice containers or cleaning up spilled spices. And I’m all for more pretty organization in my life.

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How about you?  How do you organize your spices? Any other ways you like to use chalkboard paint?

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